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Tour News: Bamboozle, Willow Smith, Lady Gaga, Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick to stage 'Dream Police' shows; Gaga will wear Armani on tour

December 8, 2010 6:25 PM ET
Tour News: Bamboozle, Willow Smith, Lady Gaga, Cheap Trick
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The Bamboozle: New Found Glory, Waka Flocka Flame
The New Jersey parking-lot festival The Bamboozle, which last year featured Paramore and Weezer as headliners, has announced part of the lineup for its 2011 edition, which runs from April 29 to May 1. New Found Glory will perform with the Ramones' Marky Ramone during the three-day festival, while Waka Flocka Flame, LMFAO, Ryan Cabrera and Boys Like Girls are also on the bill. [The Bamboozle]

Willow Smith To Open For Justin Bieber
Tween-pop heartthrob Justin Bieber has found an opening act who's actually younger than he is: Hair-whipping celebrity spawn Willow Smith. The two will pair up for a European jaunt in 2011. "Got news that my big bro @justinbieber invited me on his European Tour in March..so exciting!" she tweeted. "Maybe I'll let [older brother] Jaden come." [Twitter via Vulture]

Cheap Trick Take 'Dream Police' To The Stage
Cheap Trick — accompanied by The Rhythmic Noise Philharmonic Orchestra & Mind Choir — will pay tribute to their 1979 album Dream Police during a series of shows at the Northern Lights Theater at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, next year. The shows will take place on Fridays and Saturdays between January 20 and February 26. [Pollstar]

Gaga To Wear Armani On Tour
The next leg of Lady Gaga's Monster Ball Tour, which kicks off in February 2011, will showcase outfits designed specifically for the singer by Giorgio Armani. Among the looks: a "lobster-inspired" ribbon-patterned getup; a patent-leather trench; and a broad-shouldered, diamanté-encrusted outfit. [Billboard]

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